So, why is it that family and friends feel they can just let their negative opinions flow freely? Moms remind you that you could stand to lose a few, best friends tell you they don't like your hair, and the list goes on. I actually can live with those remarks, and sometimes appreciate them, BUT what I don't like is the attitudes I am receiving about fostering children who need a temporary (or sometimes permanent) home.
have four children that are legally ours, and one foster child. We
have had 8 foster children for brief periods of time over the past
4 years. This foster child, however, is an infant, and will most
likely be with us for at least a few months or more. My friends have
asked us if we are crazy... don't we think we have enough
kids....explain why they could never foster...tell us they can't handle
the ones they have and how can we handle another one...why would we ever
want to do that, etc. etc.!!!! The things that come out of their
mouths truly amaze me, and I really can't stand it anymore!!!
are my responses: No, we're not crazy. We're happy. or We're
blessed. We always have room in our hearts and home for more. We love
children, and feel blessed to be able to help innocent children who are
put into the system through no fault of their own. We feel children are
a gift from God and humbly and graciously accept the honor and responsibility of caring for
them. We can handle our children and are glad to handle
I look at these "friends" through new eyes. I know that fostering or
adopting is not for everyone, but it IS for US, so drop it and let it
be, and BE happy for us and the children we are caring for!!